Personal Insurance

5 Financial Questions and Answers

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What is a 401k? How much should you have saved in your emergency fund? What is a credit score? It’s never too early to start planning your future. Money can be complicated and we are here to help. Too often, we try to rely on what our parents or teachers taught us, and typically, that […]

Memorial Day By The Numbers [Infographic]

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While many of us look forward to a nice, long weekend with family and friends, Memorial Day is about much more than that. Aside from hamburgers and cocktails, Memorial Day is a time for remembrance and reflection of the many American lives lost while serving our country. As you celebrate this weekend, be sure to […]

8 Things Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover

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Looking at the list, it may seem like homeowners insurance doesn’t cover anything at all, but that’s not true! Every policy is unique which is why it’s important to discuss your coverage limits in detail with your agent. Homeowners insurance doesn’t cover most natural disasters, but if your home is damaged, dwelling coverage may help […]

Why Are My Auto Insurance Rates Increasing?

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This is hands-down the most common question we get at Mason-McBride. We understand how frustrating rising auto insurance rates are — we have to pay the premiums too! Even good drivers are victims of getting their annual premiums raised. There are several reasons why your car insurance company is raising your rate but the most […]

Do I Need Flood Insurance in Michigan?

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In short yes, absolutely, 100%. Having a flood insurance policy is absolutely imperative to make sure that your house is fully covered and with spring on the way, there is plenty of rain in the forecast. We don’t expect you to just take our word for it though, here are the top 4 reasons to […]

Will My Credit Rating Change My Insurance Rates?

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Recently, we were asked this question by one of our Mason-McBride clients and we thought we would share the answer for our readers. There are a lot of things that go into homeowners and auto insurance rates, one of them being credit. We’ve heard a lot of complaints from people who don’t like the fact […]

Why Do My Auto Insurance Rates Keep Going Up Even Though My Car Keeps Getting Older?

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At Mason-McBride, many of our clients ask this question about auto insurance rates. First things first, even though it’s called car/auto insurance, it covers more than just your car. It should technically be called “auto owners” insurance, similar to how home insurance is actually called “homeowners insurance”. It’s important to understand that there are a […]

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